On June 23, high wire artist Nik Wallenda will do a tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon live on Discovery — without a safety net or tether. Below, we have an exclusive first look at a bio video in which Wallenda explains why he doesn’t consider himself a daredevil (he started walking the wire when he was 2) and drops some words to live by (“Fear is choice; danger is real…. you can decide if you’re scared of something or not” ). If just seeing him sit on the ground with his feet dangling over the edge makes you a bit queasy, imagine what you’ll be feeling next month.
Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda airs June 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery. For a panoramic view of the walk site, check out the event’s site.